Former prime minister David Cameron and ex chancellor George Osborne have been singled out by a committee for the way they handled last June’s referendum, thereby damaging public trust in the political process.
MPs on the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee said the vote last June was an example of “what might be called a ‘bluff call’ referendum” intended to close down the debate.
Nigel Farage said "direct democracy" would beat the political class
It beats the political class and it makes you the people, the bosses
The radio caller said: “I think we should have referendums but, like you say with immigration, keep it limited basically. Just because of all the time it consumes.
“As you can see with the result of Brexit, the amount of time and energy used, now if we had one, say, every month or something, the MPs would be playing them overtime like there’s no tomorrow.”
The caller went on to suggest holding an X Factor-style referendum competition, where judges could pick the best referendum every six months.
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Nigel Farage gestures during speeches at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, eastern France
After listing how many referendums have been held in other countries over the past 20 years, former Ukip leader Mr Farage said “direct democracy” was vital.
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He said: “I’m in favour, I think direct democracy rather than the outdated concept of representative democracy is the modern way to do things.
“It beats the political class and it makes you the people, the bosses.”